A strong, rugged right-handed pitcher who dominated Cleveland youth, high school and "AAA" League teams while posting an outstanding 254-37 record. Lettered 4 years at Benedictine High; in 1955 was "Mr. Benedictine" and All-City baseball and football. Nobby had numerous football offers but instead received the first ever baseball scholarship from Kent State U. Was Flash captain, All-MAC in 1959, then spent 3 years with Pirates Minor League system. When he returned he helped Wenham Truckers nail 5 AAA titles and pitched many games against Tramonte Black Label teams in the Lakewood League. In 1993 he was inducted into Benedictine HOF, in 1999 was inducted into Cleveland Sports HOF.